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Effective Math Intervention: Engagement or Gamification?

I’ve noticed more posts and articles lately touting either the benefits or detractions of “gamification.” It seems that not that long ago “edutainment” was the buzz word and then, just as quickly, it fell by the wayside. Why do we … Continue reading

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Math Intervention Success in Texas!

A short while ago, a team from Crosby Middle School spoke to a packed house of educators about the strategies they were using to help students in need of intervention fill their math skill gaps quickly.  The team included Principal … Continue reading

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It’s Gold Medal Time for Successful Math Intervention Students

In just a few weeks we will reveal the 2015 Ascend Math Gold Medalist Schools.  So far, six schools have been added to these honorary ranks. Math Intervention students at all six have made amazing progress this year. The nominated … Continue reading

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The scalability of individualized instruction in math intervention

Great intentions do not always equate to great results.  Anyone who has spent any time in education comes to realize this.  Recently, ASCD has been promoting a well-intentioned approach to differentiated instruction. Their article “Differentiating without Drowning”  maintains that teachers … Continue reading

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The Growing Importance of Individualization in Math Intervention

Recently, the Washington Post reported that for the first time ever, the majority of public school students are from low income families, that is students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.  The article goes on to explain how this changes … Continue reading

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A Valentine for Your Math Intervention Students

Our records show that math intervention and enhancement students working in Ascend Math are making fantastic progress this year.  We offer this Valentine’s Day math fun for them and you. 1.  The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a … Continue reading

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The Super Bowl of Math

Share these five engaging Super Bowl math problems with your math intervention or enhancement students. Myth or Math? A super bowl quarterback can throw a fully inflated football 55 yards in the air. If he has his equipment manager deflate … Continue reading

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Math Intervention Advice from Gold Medal Winner

A few months ago, Amy Boyd of Holabird STEM program in Baltimore County Schools spoke to a group of math educators attending the NCTM regional conference in Richmond, VA.  Holabird STEM program is an Ascend Math Gold Medal leader for 2014. … Continue reading

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Announcing Reel Success Video Contest Winners

Crosby Middle School was the First Prize Winner in the Ascend Math Reel Success Video contest.  All the schools entering videos use Ascend Math with their math intervention students.  For example, 60% of tier 3 intervention students at Crosby Middle … Continue reading

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Announcing Explorations Contest – $1000 in Prizes!

Announcing the Create Your Own Math Exploration Contest from Ascend Math. Educators submitting ideas for online math explorations for Ascend Math, intensive math intervention program will be eligible to win cash prizes. “One of the things students like best about … Continue reading

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